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Darwin Correspondence Project

From Grant Allen   21 February [1879]

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Summary

Thanks for criticisms of Colour-sense.

Clarifies his views that actions desirable for species result in development of nervous organs capable of pleasurable stimulation.

Believes that all "tastes" occurring in nature are explicable with reference to ancestral habits and that none is purely arbitrary.

Summary

Thanks for criticisms of Colour-sense.

Clarifies his views that actions desirable for species result in development of nervous organs capable of pleasurable stimulation.

Believes that all "tastes" occurring in nature are explicable with reference to ancestral habits and that none is purely arbitrary.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-11894
From
Charles Grant Blairfindie (Grant) Allen
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Bonchurch Rd, 22
Source of text
DAR 159: 44
Physical description
4pp

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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11894,” accessed on 12 December 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-11894.xml

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